take the rein(s)

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take the rein(s)

To take or assume control (of something). After the CEO announced that she had been diagnosed with dementia, her daughter gradually began taking the reins of the company. I don't know why people are so utterly terrified of letting the federal government take the rein when it comes to things like healthcare.
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Lt Gen Eisenkot takes the reins following the Gaza war last year and amid tensions on Israel's border with Lebanon and Syria, as well as simmering tensions in Palestinian territories after peace talks collapsed.
THERE'S a new king of the Shirley Lions pride, as Ken Barker takes the reins from Gillian Conlon.
Pamela takes the reins from pensions partner Anthony Arter who has held the role for the last five years.
Spielberg, who was nominated but didn't win the directing Oscar for his biopic "Lincoln" this year, takes the reins from Italian Nanni Moretti.
The 42-year-old Italian takes the reins from Paul Bodin, who was only briefly placed in caretaker charge after the club parted ways with Paul Hart three weeks ago.
He takes the reins of the constituency party ahead of next year's general election, where the Lib Dems, Labour and the Conservatives all hope to win the highly-marginal Colne Valley seat.
This evening's friendly international comes from Hampden Park, where George Burley takes the reins for the first time since his appointment in January.
Bond Becks looks worth a look when Jamie Spencer takes the reins aboard Geoff Oldroyd's charge in the Goracing.
Morrison, who is already known to KPCC listeners as a regular sub on Larry Mantle ``AirTalk,'' takes the reins starting April 10.
Expect only the best house music as he takes the reins for eight hours.
Marvan Atapattu takes the reins of Southern Province while paceman Chaminda Vaas will lead Uva Province with Sri Lanka's Test skipper Hashan Tillekeratne in charge of the Western Province.
He shared artistic direction this year with Mavis Staines, artistic director of Canada's National Ballet School in Toronto, who takes the reins in 2003.
The British cultural historian and director of the august Moderna Museet in Stockholm takes the reins at Tokyo's Mori Art Museum on November 1.
In PR Week for 3/20, reporting on San Francisco's Corsi Agency acquiring Carter Israel, staff writer Aimee Grove said, "Corsi principal Marc Corsi takes the reins as CEO.